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WHICH INDUCTION HEATER DO I NEED?

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WHICH INDUCTION HEATER DO I NEED?


PROMOTION ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF INDUCTION INNOVATIONS

Induction heaters use magnetic flux to quickly heat ferrous metal and some aluminium parts, but which one is right for your application?

Our portable induction heater, the Mini-Ductor® Venom™, uses 1,000 watts of power, so when you do you need 2,000 watts of power provided by the Inductor® Pro-Max™?

To answer these questions, we’ve developed this handy guide to give you clarity.

Induction Heating Applications

The entire line of induction heaters from Induction Innovations® is ideal for removing parts that are corroded, rusted on, stuck on with adhesives or threadlock compound, or are otherwise sealed. Some examples:

• Agricultural & Farming Equipment (e.g. combines): Inductor Series
• Bonded Trim: Inductor Series with the Fast-Off Pad
• Brake Bleeder Nuts Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• CNC Machine Repair (spindles, rotary tables, nuts, bolts, etc.): Mini-Ductor Venom
• Corroded Exhaust Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Door Skin Removal: Inductor Series with the Fast-Off Pad
• Exhaust Manifold Bolt Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Flywheel Bolt Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Graphics Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Inline Connector Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Lug & Wheel Nut Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• O2 Sensor Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Rusted Nut Removal Near Fuel Lines: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Seatbelt Bolt Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Soft Dent Removal: Inductor Series with Concentrator attachment
• Spray-On Bedliner Removal: Inductor Series with Concentrator attachment
• Steering Bolt Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Tie Rod End Steering Nut Removal: Mini-Ductor Venom
• Trucks or Heavy Duty Equipment (including king pins): Inductor Series
• Windshield Removal: Inductor Series with Glass Blaster attachment

The thickness and type of ferrous metal determines how much wattage is needed to heat the part. For removing parts in the application below, more than 2,000 watts may be needed. This where the Pro-Max™ tool is ideal:

• Aerospace
• Construction
• Marine
• Military
• Rail

PROMAX Kit

Additionally, induction heating can be used to harden automotive parts to decrease wear and increase their lifespan. It can also be used to expand bearings so they can be mounted on an axle or other type of rod. These applications require either a service, hot plate or more sophisticated induction heating equipment.

Need help?

If you need to remove ferrous metal parts and still aren’t sure what you need, contact us and we’ll point you in the right direction.

12 month’s interest free on purchases over £500

To help spread the cost of your Inductor order, you can now receive 12 month’s interest free credit on purchases over £500. For more information, please call 01953 859138 or email info@theinductor.co.uk or visit www.theinductor.co.uk

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MINI DUCTOR VIDEOS FILMED AT ENGINEERING COLLEGE

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MINI DUCTOR VIDEOS FILMED AT ENGINEERING COLLEGE


PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF INDUCTION INNOVATIONS

A local college’s automotive engineering garage facility has been used to film some of the new application videos for the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ induction heating tool. Norwich City College’s School of Engineering has an excellent garage facility and its students study a range of courses including the Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and the BTEC Level 3 Diploma Vehicle Technology.

The new videos and photography cover a wide variety of applications to remove rusted or corroded exhaust bolts, stubborn O2 sensors, rusted suspension bolts, brake bleeder nuts and more. The photos and videos are used in step by step articles and advice guides and you can watch the videos here https://www.youtube.com/user/theinductoruk

Ian Baragwanath from The Inductor UK, the Mini-Ductor’s UK distributor said, “We’re keen to work with educational establishments, such as City College, to give the next generation of automotive technicians the chance to develop their skills and knowledge to be effective within the vehicle maintenance sector. Induction heating tools give students the opportunity to learn about the health and safety and efficiency benefits of using such innovative tools in the workshop vs conventional methods.

“The College’s garage facility was the perfect venue for shooting the new videos. The feedback we’ve received has been very good and we plan to work with other educational establishments to demonstrate the benefits of the Mini-Ductor® Venom™.”

Steven Smithurst, Lecturer at Norwich City College’s School of Engineering said, “Safety on the workshop floor when I have 15 students to supervise is paramount and the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ means that students can be left to heat components without the dangers of oxy-acetylene torches. It is a really useful tool simple to use and can be used in a number of different situations.

We carry out a lot of wheel alignments for staff members and the venom makes seized track rod ends a lot easier to free off without the danger of naked flame around driveshaft gaiters etc. The students have also used the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ on a number of exhaust components and found it really easy to use and replacement of exhausts and components a lot easier and quicker to carry out.

To find out more about the Venom, visit www.theinductor.co.uk or call 01953 859138 or email info@theinductor.co.uk

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REMOVING EXHAUST MANIFOLD BOLTS WITH EASE

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REMOVING EXHAUST MANIFOLD BOLTS WITH EASE


PROMOTION ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF INDUCTION INNOVATIONS

Removing exhaust manifold bolts is often a lengthy, difficult and frustrating task. The nuts securing the bolts rust easily and as they are usually placed in inaccessible areas, it’s very hard to remove them. Heating the part with a naked flame in this area is not advised either!

Fortunately, a safe and efficient tool is available to make the job easier. The innovative Mini-Ductor® Venom™ handheld induction heating tool uses invisible heat which heats ferrous metal (containing iron), and some non-ferrous metal parts in seconds. This allows all types of adhesives bonded to metal, bonded with thread lock compound and seized hardware to be removed and released much quicker and more safely than by traditional naked flame heating.

Made in the US by Induction International Inc., the Venom™ is becoming known as a ‘must-have’ tool for professional mechanics.

Why use induction heat to remove an exhaust bolt instead of the naked flame method?
The Mini-Ductor® Venom™ tool has multiple benefits that keeps technicians safer and it helps remove problem parts quickly and easily:

  • Safety – The coil itself doesn’t get hot; instead the energy is created by an electromagnetic field between the two sides of the coil which creates a friction in the molecules of the metal which causes it to get hot. Induction heating is a much safer alternative to an oxy-acetylene powered naked flame, which often cannot be used in sensitive areas, such as exhausts
  • Works fast – typically, the rust and corrosion is broken down in 15-20 seconds.
  • Parts can often be reused and there’s no costly collateral damage to the area surrounding the problem part, which would happen with a naked flame.
  • All of the above leads to increased productivity and profits

6 easy steps to remove tough Exhaust Manifold Bolts

Induction International Inc. has produced a series of step-by-step video guides to demonstrate some key applications for the Venom™

You can watch this video at www.youtube.com/user/theinductoruk and here’s the key steps you need to follow to remove rusted and inaccessible exhaust manifold bolts.

Equipment needed: Heat resistant gloves, overalls, goggles and a respirator mask (if smoke will be produced from heating).

Knowledge required: A well-reviewed proficiency of the tools safety and operating instructions.

Step 1


Select Correct Coil
Bendable coils come in various sizes.

Step 2


Bend Coil to Fit
For easy access to the nut. The coil provides good access to the nut and fit around the part without touching it.

Step 3


Attach Coil Using Twist Lock™

Step 4


Heat the Nut for 15-20 seconds
Be cautious not to overheat or turn red hot.

Step 5


Use a selected tool to unscrew the bleeder nut, such as a spanner
Dispose of excessively heated hardware.

See the Venom in action at Automechanika Birmingham

If you’re attending this year’s show, pop along to the Sykes-Pickavant stand, 17A9, for a live working and controlled demonstration of this highly innovative tool.

To find out more, visit www.theinductor.co.uk call 01953 859138 or email info@theinductor.co.uk

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REMOVING SUSPENSION BOLTS WITH MINI DUCTOR VENOM

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REMOVING SUSPENSION BOLTS WITH MINI DUCTOR VENOM


PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF INDUCTION INNOVATIONS

 

 

Removing a rusted, corroded, or locked suspension bolt is often a lengthy, difficult and frustrating task, especially if using a ratchet wrench. It usually requires the application of penetrating fluid, or blasting the area with a torch – this is time consuming, can cause unwanted damage and it’s a potential risk to your safety.

However, help is at hand. The Mini-Ductor® Venom™ handheld induction heating tool heats metal parts in seconds using invisible, flameless heat.

This allows all types of adhesives bonded to metal, fasteners bonded with thread lock compound, and seized hardware to be removed and released much quicker and safer than by traditional naked flame heating.

Using a torch leads to heat being blown away from the load, wasting its energy and transferring its heat to unwanted areas. With the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ nearly all the energy pulled is applied to the load, using invisible heat, making the tool faster and more energy efficient.

Mechanics do not need to run the risk of using a torch which could damage the rubber ball joint, or the surrounding area.

The new tool improves workshop health & safety, saves time and reduces costs by being more efficient at removing rusted, corroded parts than by using a naked flame or other methods. And because the surrounding area is not damaged, the repair time is significantly reduced.

Apart from the increased safety benefits, it is estimated the use of the Venom™ can increase a garage’s part removal and repair productivity by over 50%.

How to remove a stubborn steering bolt easily with the Mini-Ductor® Venom™

Equipment needed: Heat resistant gloves, overalls, goggles and a respirator mask (if smoke will be produced from heating).

Knowledge required: A well-reviewed proficiency of the tools safety and operating instructions.

Step 1: Fit Correct Size Coil
Coils come in different diameters to suit different nut sizes.

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Step 2: Bend the Coil to fit

step-2

Step 3: Attach Coil Using Twist Lock™
Coils lock down with one simple turn (no more thumb screws).

step-3

Step 4: Clean area with wire brush
Remove dirt and grease.

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Step 5: Heat the nut for 15-20 seconds
Be cautious not to overheat or turn red hot.

step_5

Step 6: Use a selected tool to unscrew the nut.
Dispose of excessively heated hardware.

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To watch a video of this step by step guide, visit www.youtube.com/user/theinductoruk

Special Offer
For the month of February 2017 all orders for the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ will receive a free coil kit worth £125 + VAT.

Applications
Venom uses include removing/releasing the following:

• ABS sensors
• Brake bleeder nuts
• Corroded exhaust
• Fuel tank straps
• Heat treating
• Heavy undercoating’s applied over hardware
• Inline connectors
• Metal fabrication
• Manifold bolts
• O2 sensors
• Seat belt bolts
• Soft hail dents
• Steering/suspension components
• Tie rod sleeves/ends
• Truck bed bolts
• U-bolts
• Grease nipples/fittings

To order, or to find out more about the Mini-Ductor® Venom™ and its wide variety of applications, call 01953 859138, email info@theinductor.co.uk or visit http://theinductor.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=78

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